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Iran: Further Information: Iranian trade unionist faces sixteen years in jail: Ismail Abdi

, Index number: MDE 13/3843/2016

Ismail Abdi, prisoner of conscience and Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), has been sentenced on charges related to his peaceful trade union activities. He is awaiting an appeal date and has announced he will go on hunger strike on International Workers’ Day on 1 May to protest the repression of trade unionists.

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